One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A coating applied to an object by immersing it in a colloidal suspension of particles and making it act as one of a pair of electrodes that apply an electric field, so that the particles migrate towards it; a coating added by electrophoretic deposition.
with object And without object. To apply a coating to (an object) by electrocoating.
1960s; earliest use found in The Daily Telegraph. From electro- + coat<br>mid 19th century. From electro- + coat. Compare slightly later electrocoating.
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